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Old 08-09-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This is off topic but I test drove a McLaren a few months ago

Was an item I had on a certain list of things I wanted to do.

Talk about a head turner...
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Be very careful my friend......you have not stumbled into the "Enjoy Life & All It's Experiences" website.

This is Frugal Living and we'll have none of this ballyhoo about high-end cars. You will get into any old Oat Burner and be happy about it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Don't own ANY car that anyone might want to steal.
Huh?


I say the opposite. Own a car everyone would like to steal.


If I open my garage, I need to have an urge to smile. If I don't like what I see, I am not a happy camper.I like a head turner if it is not ridiculously overdone. Some decent lift or lowering. Or nice wheels. Something that makes it special but not stupid looking like spinning wheels, flames and other BS.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Be very careful my friend......you have not stumbled into the "Enjoy Life & All It's Experiences" website.

This is Frugal Living and we'll have none of this ballyhoo about high-end cars. You will get into any old Oat Burner and be happy about it.
Lol

"Oat burner"...that's a new one for me...
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Lol

"Oat burner"...that's a new one for me...
Ha-Ha. It's a reference to the old mode of transportation known as The Horse. Even in those days, folks looked for Style Points in their Horses. Some liked a Chestnut Mare, others favored a Black Stallion, still others wanted a White Charger. Don't settle for any old Oat Burner.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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be very careful my friend......you have not stumbled into the "enjoy life & all it's experiences" website.

This is frugal living and we'll have none of this ballyhoo about high-end cars. You will get into any old oat burner and be happy about it.
:d
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Any European luxury car is going to cost an arm and a leg to repair or maintain.

Hell I have a 2005 corvette (sportscar), ownership is not for the faint of heart. I've had $4k and $2K repair bills.

Luckily I also bought an extended warranty that coves it.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Any European luxury car is going to cost an arm and a leg to repair or maintain.

Hell I have a 2005 corvette (sportscar), ownership is not for the faint of heart. I've had $4k and $2K repair bills.

Luckily I also bought an extended warranty that coves it.
Bet you don't see many of those in your area.

My brother lives in Honolulu and just recently gave up owning a car altogether...
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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It's just me so I'm likely to get a 2 door.


I'm asking this honestly...that Benz is classy/nice looking but you think buying one that ago with over $230k would be a smart purchase? Wouldn't maintenance on a luxury vehicle like that be just as bad as getting what I've been contemplating (an 08ish model Beemer)?

Frankly at $2,300 it's cheap for the cost. If say it croaks in 12 months, you're out $2,300. Not a lot to cry about. I have known some people to buy a $2K beater, put in $2k and drive that for 5 years. They wanted a car to go from a to b. that's really what a car is for. It's NOT to look cool in...That's what the auto seller WANT you to think you look driving one of their high end wallet busters.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Frankly at $2,300 it's cheap for the cost. If say it croaks in 12 months, you're out $2,300. Not a lot to cry about. I have known some people to buy a $2K beater, put in $2k and drive that for 5 years. They wanted a car to go from a to b. that's really what a car is for. It's NOT to look cool in...That's what the auto seller WANT you to think you look driving one of their high end wallet busters.
I know and I get it...because my last car was $2k. It was a 2001 mercury cougar.
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